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The press does it again

 
 
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 08:11 am
@JTT,
I’d like to pursue a discussion on those two grammar topics, JTT. Just don’t want to do it here. Any chance you would initiate a thread on the topic?

Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 08:13 am
@Frank Apisa,
Or I'll start it if you prefer.
JTT
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 12:26 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Done, Frank.

"Try and vs try to"
http://able2know.org/topic/128101-1

and

"Relative Pronouns - that and who

http://able2know.org/topic/128102-1
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 02:18 pm
@JTT,
The much preferred version would be:

"It's always a great day when liberal loons try to sound superior."

In fact, I would say that "try and" is grammatically incorrect--although I know you argue that it is a register situation.

My feelings are that “register” is being used to excuse poor grammar.

In any case, I wouldn’t make anything of this, except that it sounds ignorant…and it was used in a post calling me ignorant…so I called it to his attention.

Most educated people…particularly when the words are being written rather than spoken…would use the version I called the “preferred” version.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 02:28 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Goddamit...I posted that here instead of the new thread. My bad! Just posted it over in the new thread. Don't know how to delete it here.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 02:59 pm


Laughing Meanwhile... the press continues to give O boy a pass.
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revel
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2009 01:16 pm
I am the last to go an about someone's grammar or intelligence or anything, but as far as the thread it seems as though fox already put it to rest before the thread started.

I have to admit that with the economy being the way it is, they could have tried to do it cheaper.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Sun 18 Jan, 2009 07:58 pm
@revel,
revel wrote:



I have to admit that with the economy being the way it is, they could have tried to do it cheaper.



Exactly!
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